Big week here at the Lounge. We’re finally open for business, the coffee is brewing, the jukebox is humming, and we just found a stack of Replacements reissues in the mail. Sweet!
Before we kick things off, though, special thanks are in order for Paul Smith, commander-in-chief of the interweb’s butt-kickinest music blog, Setting The Woods On Fire. His site pretty much inspired me to give the blogosphere a go and his assistance in getting me off the ground was like a cold drink of water on a hot summer day. I cannot thank him enough.
In honor of our debut post, The Adios Lounge is kicking things off with the opening song from the Mats’ debut album — remastered for your audio protection — 1981’s torn and frayed masterpiece, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash.
Oh, what the hell. I’m in a giddy mood, why stop there? Here’s a video featuring two more Sorry Ma songs, taken from an inspired Minneapolis gig in September 1981. Pay particular attention to Bob Stinson’s lunatic fringe guitar abuse at the :45 mark of “Customer.” Pure f’in brilliance.
Replacements – Customer + Rattlesnake
7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN
September 5, 1981